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Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 27 June 2013, 04:45
Replies: 778
Views: 136,069
Posted By WFY
Cabinet software

Buzz #60
One software that you might want to look at is Mozaik. It is very good for cabinet joinery and construction with different material thickness. For CNC it rents for $125.00 a month.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 01 April 2011, 03:46
Replies: 51
Views: 21,479
Posted By WFY
Hi Ken, I have setup a tool change station at...

Hi Ken,
I have setup a tool change station at the end of the table and am working on the tool change macro. Another thing that I have on the go is an auto tool zero location for different cutter...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 26 November 2010, 06:25
Replies: 51
Views: 21,479
Posted By WFY
Hi Mark, I got one of the long nap rollers for...

Hi Mark,
I got one of the long nap rollers for rough surfaces at Home Depot and this worked well for getting in the groves. The only problem with just sealing the back is leakage from the adjoining...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 17 November 2010, 04:22
Replies: 51
Views: 21,479
Posted By WFY
Hi Ken, I have been been busy doing millwork...

Hi Ken,
I have been been busy doing millwork for a chain of stores and haven't had a lot of time to work on the MechMate. A method that a friend of mine uses to keep the vacuum high at part that...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 10 July 2010, 18:11
Replies: 99
Views: 28,406
Posted By WFY
Hi Collin, First of all nice job on the...

Hi Collin,
First of all nice job on the machine. One thing to keep in mind on the chain drive is over time the chain will stretch. We used the same type of chain on the inboard racing boat to...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 16 June 2010, 16:11
Replies: 464
Views: 129,483
Posted By WFY
Hi Robert, I had some similar discrepancies and...

Hi Robert,
I had some similar discrepancies and found that setting the steps per unit can be done from the settings screen "AXIS CALIBRATION". I tried doing this with a dial indicator that has 1" of...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 27 May 2010, 17:09
Replies: 160
Views: 38,768
Posted By WFY
From #60 to #61 great job Sergio - I think you...

From #60 to #61 great job Sergio - I think you need a new helper looks like you wore the one in the picture out! :D Maybe he can get a job in Hobbit land.
Forum: 55. Dust Management Fri 21 May 2010, 04:27
Replies: 4
Views: 4,134
Posted By WFY
Hi David, I will be running some parts today...

Hi David,
I will be running some parts today and I will be able to give you some readings. The spoil board needs to be surfaced on both sides to equalize the panel. I did only one side and after a...
Forum: 55. Dust Management Mon 17 May 2010, 12:59
Replies: 4
Views: 4,134
Posted By WFY
Sorry guys I forgot to include the vacuum motor...

Sorry guys I forgot to include the vacuum motor info.http://www.centralvacuummotor.com/imperial.htm is the supplier and the motors are LH7123-13 on the Lighthouse Brand. With all four motors running...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 17 May 2010, 12:59
Replies: 51
Views: 21,479
Posted By WFY
Sorry guys I forgot to include the vacuum motor...

Sorry guys I forgot to include the vacuum motor info.http://www.centralvacuummotor.com/imperial.htm is the supplier and the motors are LH7123-13 on the Lighthouse Brand. With all four motors running...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 17 May 2010, 12:34
Replies: 51
Views: 21,479
Posted By WFY
Hi John, The table size is 120"x60" ....

Hi John,
The table size is 120"x60" . Everything else is correct. I didn't realize when I started the build until I saw the start date. I've got to many jobs going and it is nice to have the...
Forum: 55. Dust Management Sat 15 May 2010, 05:13
Replies: 4
Views: 4,134
Posted By WFY
(Copied from here -...

(Copied from here - http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1614)

:) Here are the pictures of the machine to date. The dust foot, vacuum grid and the supports for the vacuum system were...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 15 May 2010, 05:13
Replies: 51
Views: 21,479
Posted By WFY
:) Here are the pictures of the machine to date. ...

:) Here are the pictures of the machine to date. The dust foot, vacuum grid and the supports for the vacuum system were machined on the MechMate and I did a table top for a poker table overlay but I...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 14 May 2010, 11:59
Replies: 51
Views: 21,479
Posted By WFY
Hi Guys, The decals are on, the vacuum hold...

Hi Guys,
The decals are on, the vacuum hold down works, I don"t have the second Z axis installed and will be installing Blurrys ATC instead when they are ready. I cannot claim for the design of...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 07 May 2010, 15:29
Replies: 51
Views: 21,479
Posted By WFY
I am working on the vacuum system at the moment....

I am working on the vacuum system at the moment. I have divided the table surface into 8 zones and have isolated each one to cut down on leakage. The vacuum motors are mounted under the table and I...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Fri 05 February 2010, 17:30
Replies: 37
Views: 13,430
Posted By WFY
Thanks, Ries - I am backward to that. The shield...

Thanks, Ries - I am backward to that. The shield is at the motor end. I will change that tomorrow.
Buzz
Forum: 60. Wiring & Cable Management Fri 05 February 2010, 17:30
Replies: 107
Views: 52,378
Posted By WFY
Thanks, Ries - I am backward to that. The shield...

Thanks, Ries - I am backward to that. The shield is at the motor end. I will change that tomorrow.
Buzz
Forum: 60. Wiring & Cable Management Fri 05 February 2010, 13:43
Replies: 107
Views: 52,378
Posted By WFY
Copied from another thread: . . . . . . ...

Copied from another thread:

. . . . . . When the load picked up on the spindle the connection between the Smooth stepper and the BOB was lost. I found that the shield on the cable power supply...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Fri 05 February 2010, 13:43
Replies: 37
Views: 13,430
Posted By WFY
Hi Ken, I have one of these too. Right now I...

Hi Ken,
I have one of these too. Right now I am running it by the front panel. I did try wiring to a relay for start and run from Mach3. This worked ok until I ran the table surfacing file. When...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 04 February 2010, 19:36
Replies: 51
Views: 21,479
Posted By WFY
You are right about the dust. After following the...

You are right about the dust. After following the cutter around the table with a vacuum for 45 minutes, I would advise that a dust foot be in place before surfacing a table. Dust proofing the...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 04 February 2010, 19:20
Replies: 17
Views: 4,833
Posted By WFY
I am off Hwy 17 before Pembroke and I just got my...

I am off Hwy 17 before Pembroke and I just got my machine running. You are more than welcome to stop buy any time.
Buzz
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 04 February 2010, 18:27
Replies: 17
Views: 4,833
Posted By WFY
Hi Tony, Is it White Lake, Ontario?

Hi Tony,
Is it White Lake, Ontario?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 04 February 2010, 18:24
Replies: 51
Views: 21,479
Posted By WFY
Well it is finally moving! I managed to surface...

Well it is finally moving! I managed to surface the table top. :) It has been a long hall to get to this point! What I have learned so far - I am not an electronics person - I am a mechanical person....
Forum: About this Forum Thu 31 December 2009, 15:21
Replies: 25
Views: 13,981
Posted By WFY
Happy New Year!! We are enjoying some of your...

Happy New Year!! We are enjoying some of your wine that is available locally. Fish Hoek 'Shiraz'. I like it better than our domestic.

Buzz
Forum: Troubleshooting Sat 05 September 2009, 08:26
Replies: 191
Views: 45,488
Posted By WFY
Hi Nils, Is there a possibility that the...

Hi Nils,
Is there a possibility that the debris in the bottom of the "v" grove is possibly lifting the wheel off the rail slightly?
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